Dark Horizon

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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'Dark Horizon' Spaceship Customization - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT

Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

Dark Horizon is a plot-rich experience; 22 challenging missions, laced with special features such as full ship customization, original weapon creation, joystick support, and several modes of combat.

At the boundary of the known galaxy, a deep-space exploration probe begins its transmission to a star-base, light years away.Before the signal is prematurely cut-off, the base's central computer receives numerous images of a disturbing nature.On examination, they provide a tantalising glimpse of sinister alien spacecraft flying amid monstrous sized space stations.Could these belong to the race responsible, for the disaster afflicting the universe?

Dark Horizon’s ship customization feature is one of the most advanced ship customizations released to date. The customization options of the ship are not only visual, but gameplay-oriented as well.

“There is a challenging balance dynamic that lies behind theship customization; it revolves around the fact you can't create ‘perfect’ ship. Each time you customize your ship, you have to take into account the purpose of the next mission and then chose appropriate tech kit,” said Timur Lazarenko, Lead Programmer on Dark Horizon. “Depending on the exact customization of the ship, the player can pilot highly maneuverable fighters, try out a heavy-armored-bomber, or even opt for a hybrid style of play. With the game’s multitude of hulls, reactors, armor and shield systems, the customization options are endless.”

In addition to its highly advanced ship design options, Dark Horizon features an epic storyline in which players must place the fate of the universe of Enosta in their hands. By joining with other sentient beings across the galaxy in the fight against the mysterious force known as the Mirk, adventurers have the opportunity to save billions of lives and become the champions of a battle that will forever change Enosta.

Dark Horizon will be released in North America on September 23rd and in Europe on September 26, 2008.


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